Our Lady of Sorrows School

First Grade Curriculum

First Grade Curriculum

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Mathematics

- Addition and subtraction facts to 12 – Fast-fact tests
- Introduce facts – addition and subtraction up to 20
- Two-digit addition and subtraction – no regrouping
- Fact families
- Place value to 100 – numbers and patterns
- Money – pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters
- Data and Graphing – making and reading a graph and interpreting information
- Time – hour, half hour, and calendar
- Measurement – comparing length, size, and weight
- Problem solving in all areas
- Geometry, fractions, and probability

Science

- Similarities and differences among plants and animals
- Classifying animals and other objects
- Life Cycles of Animals and Plants
- Good Nutrition
- Healthy Habits and Exercises
- Proper Sleeping
- Food Pyramid / MyPyramid
- Carbs, Proteins, and Fats
- Magnets and Magnetic Forces
- Compasses
- Basic Forces and Motion
- Seasonal Weather Changes
- Adaptations to Surroundings
- How Weather Forms
- Properties of Soil and Rocks
- Water’s Properties
- Recycling


Grammar and Writing

Reading and Language Arts

- Print awareness
- Phonemic awareness
- Oral Blending and segmentation
- Decoding and fluency
- Comprehension strategies and skills
- Spelling and dictation
- Penmanship skills
- Reading Groups

- Introduction of parts of speech – nouns, pronouns, verbs, and adjectives
- Subject and predicates
- Capitalization and punctuation
- Journal and story writing


Religion


- Awareness of God’s presence and goodness
- Respond to God’s goodness by loving Him and others
- Life of Jesus
- Special liturgical seasons and feast days

Computer Education

- Basic skills – navigation, cut & paste, copy, delete, save, etc.
- Starfall – reading & math skills
- Art programs – nga.gov, paint, etc.
- PowerPoint – all about me
- Microsoft Word – beginning functions, home row keys
- IXL (Math app)
- Turtlediary
- Scratch Jr. Coding


Spanish

- Calendar
- Numbers
- Days of the week
- Months
- Seasons
- Holidays

Social Studies

- Current events/ Scholastic News magazine
- Map skills
- National holidays
- Community and civic responsibilities